Timberland ended Whale Branch’s post-season run, defeating the Warriors 74-68 in the Boys’ 2-A Lower State Semifinals on Saturday. With the win, Timberland improved to 19-7.
Tradition-rich Timberland advanced to the Lower State championship game for the first time since in the 2011 season. Dailyn McKinney paced Timberland with a game-high 24 points.
Williams accompanied McKinney in double figures, adding 19 points for the Wolves in the win.
Timberland jumped out in front early and never trailed after the opening quarter, The Wolves led by as many as 12 points in the tournament.
Mike Middleton led Whale Branch with 23 points. Joining Middleton in double figures, Marlon Williams scored 14 points and Jay Middleton added 12 for the Warriors.
With the loss, Whale Branch ended the 2014-15 season with a 15-12 overall record. Prior to suffering the season-ending loss, Whale Branch had posted back-to-back wins.